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News & information from the world of the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic

Vista Alpina organized a successful, informative evening in collaboration with Retina Suisse

Dr. Vandekerckhove and his team of doctors, Stephan Hüsler (Managing Director of Retina Suisse) and Sichtbar in Brig presented everything to do with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to an audience of over 100 interested people.

Vista Alpina was delighted with the subsequent exchange with all interested parties.

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Researchers warn: Anyone who has ever had coronavirus should see an ophthalmologist now

Can corona cause long-term damage to the eyes? A new study suggests so. Coronaviruses can enter our eyes and damage the optic nerve. Even if they initially enter the body via the mouth and nose. 

Pawan Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, led the study.

He now recommends that all people who have ever had a corona infection should have their eyes examined. Even those whose infection was completely asymptomatic. Consequential damage can still occur months or years after a corona infection.

Vista Alpina holds four successful information evenings in Brig, Visp, Sierre and Sion

Dr. Vandekerckhove and his team of doctors presented everything about cataract surgery and the latest generation of intraocular lenses to more than 420 interested people. 

The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic is pleased about the successful evenings with many interested people and the subsequent cosy exchange.


Professional article in the magazine "méd MAG" by Dr Kristof Vandekerckhove 

Senior consultant Dr. med. Kristof Vandekerckhove publishes an exciting article on the subject of refractive cataract surgery in the June 2023 issue of the Magazine médical de la Suisse Romande "méd MAG": Not (yet) suitable for everyone

We wish you an enlightening and informative read (in French).

Vista Alpina Eye Clinic celebrates its 15th anniversary

On 21 April 2023 we successfully celebrated our 15th anniversary with numerous staff and patients at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage in Zermatt. The evening was introduced by two very interesting lectures on the topics of cataract and implantable contact lenses by our head physician Dr. Vandekerckhove, our senior physician Dimitri Baeriswyl

and our lens specialist Claudia Hahnloser, and was rounded off by an aperitif followed by an anniversary celebration. 

The Vista Alpina Eye Clinic looks back on a successful & interesting evening in every respect and looks forward to further exciting years.

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Recognized further training facility for specialist titles in 2024

Vista Alpina is proud to again be the only recognized training center for eye doctors and eye surgeons in Valais in 2024. We were again granted the authorization for both specialist directions by the Swiss Institute for Continuing Medical Education (SIWF).

Only clinics that meet the strict SIWF criteria defined by the wide range of medical services and the composition of the team of doctors are recognized as further training centers for resident doctors.

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Radio rro: Interview series in German on cataracts.

It is one of the most common eye diseases. Cataract. It is a clouding of the lens of the eye.


In the seven-part interview series with the Upper Valais radio station rro, Kristof Vandekerckhove, MD, explains to listeners,

what cataracts are all about, how they can be cured, and the various options for a glasses-free life after surgery thanks to the use of intraocular lenses.

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Radio rro: Kurzsichtigkeit. Kaputte Augen durch Lockdown?, dr. vandekerckhove, corona lock down, nutzung digitale medien, schädigung augen

Radio rro: Short-sightedness. Eyes disease due to lockdown?

Dr Vandekerckhove interviewed by Radio rro on the risk of developing myopia due to increased use of PCs, tablets and mobile phones:

"Spending hours in front of a screen has become part of everyday life for many people in the lockdown.

A study now says that this in particular could have serious consequences for children. The permanent focus on the screen and little time outdoors are just some of the consequences of lockdown.[...]"

Listen to the interview
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NZZ am Sonntag: Cataract. New lenses for better vision.

By Felicitas Witte, 31.10.2020
At first the environment appears blurred and out of focus, later more colourless, as if through a fog. Light dazzles and driving becomes difficult. Usually both eyes are affected. The diagnosis: cataract.

The older people get, the higher the risk: from the age of 70, more than every second person has a cataract.


Only an operation improves vision. The ophthalmologist removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial one.

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EDOF: the latest bifocal lens technology at Vista Alpina for seeing without glasses

"EDOF" stands for "Extended Depth Of Focus" and characterises a new generation of implantable eye lenses in the field of vision without glasses.

A special lens design, developed according to the varifocal principle, results in a bifocal lens that enables sharp vision at two distances.

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